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Motion ref. S5M-11127

The Portrayal of ADHD Treatment

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Monday, March 19, 2018

Submitting member has a registered interest.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Alexander Burnett, Alex Cole-Hamilton, James Dornan, Kezia Dugdale, Neil Findlay, John Finnie, Iain Gray, Ross Greer, Emma Harper, Alison Johnstone, Monica Lennon, Jenny Marra, Christina McKelvie, Alex Neil, Anas Sarwar, Stewart Stevenson
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

That the Parliament notes the documentary, Take Your Pills, which has been distributed by Netflix; expresses its strong concern about what it sees as the programme's unbalanced portrayal of ADHD and its treatment; notes the recent publication of updated NICE guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of the condition and the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland’s, ADHD in adults: good practice guidelines; acknowledges the calls for the Scottish Government to bring forward plans to update the SIGN guidance on ADHD, which, it understands, has remained the same since 2009, and notes the views that there is a need for a more informed understanding of the condition in Edinburgh and across the country and that taking prescribed medication to treat diagnosed neuro-developmental disorders and mental health conditions is as legitimate as taking prescribed medication to treat physical illness.